Honda Fit stays affordable while bolstering safety features

2018 Honda Fit EX-L CVT
2018 Honda Fit EX-L CVT

The 2018 model year brings significant updates to the third generation of the versatile 5-door subcompact Honda Fit including fresh sportier styling, a more dynamic and refined driving experience, new Sport trim, and substantially upgraded technology and premium features.

In a first for Fit, the Honda Sensing suite of advanced safety and driver assistive technologies including Collision Mitigation Braking (CMBS) and Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) is available on all Fit models and standard on EX and above trims. This makes Fit the most affordable car in America with such a robust offering of safety and driver-assistive features and the only vehicle within its segment to do so.

Exterior and interior

The 2018 Honda Fit features updated and sportier styling, including a lower and wider appearance thanks to new front and rear fascia, a more sophisticated two-piece chrome and piano black grille, and new wheel finishes. Overall length of the 2018 Fit increases to 161.4 inches (+1.4) for LX, EX and EX-L models while Sport's unique aero kit adds an additional 0.4 inches.

For 2018, the Fit offers an expanded exterior color palette with two exciting new options – Helios Yellow and Orange Fury. Carryover colors include White Orchid Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, Milano Red and Aegean Blue Metallic. EX and above trims also feature a new two-tone finish on the 16-inch alloy wheels with machined spokes and gloss-black inserts.

The new Fit Sport trim features an even more aggressive and sporty look with aero form features at the front, sides and rear, integrated fog lights, and a low and sharp front splitter highlighted in bright orange. An exclusive gloss-black finish on the 16-inch alloy wheels further adds to the sporty look. At the rear, a three-strake diffuser with bright orange upper trim line, chrome exhaust finisher and Sport badge complete the Fit Sport's distinct exterior styling.

On the inside, the Fit Sport distinguishes itself with a black interior with unique cross-hatched fabric for the seats and door trim. The exterior's orange accent theme continues inside with bright orange stitching on the seats, console-mounted armrest, and leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.

Technology

All 2018 Fits feature a redesigned driver's meter with a large analog speedometer and digital tachometer. Models equipped with HondaSensing receive a 4.2-inch Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) Driver Information Interface (DII) color display offering additional selectable information including available turn-by-turn directions.

The Fit EX includes Honda Sensing standard.

Pricing for the Honda Fit starts at $16,190 for the LX trim, $17,500 for the Fit Sport, $18,160 for the EX, and $20,520 for the EX-L.

2018 Honda Fit Sport - Orange Fury
2018 Honda Fit Sport - Orange Fury

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